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You can support upcoming documentary about Wayne Shorter (at Red Butte Garden in August)

Published May 2, 2013 4:52 pm

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For over 50 years composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter — who will headline at Red Butte Garden on Aug. 29 — has wowed us with his jazz explorations.

His body of work as a solo artist, and as part of the famed Miles Davis Quintet and fusion pioneers Weather Report, has redefined jazz.

Brave World Pictures just announced a campaign to support the upcoming documentary "Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity."

From the press release:Wayne Shorter is a multiple Grammy Award-winner whose compositions have become jazz standards and whose unique approach to saxophone has forever changed how the instrument is played. His stunning creativity is powered by his fiercely spiritual lifestyle built upon Buddhist ideals. Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity is a complete picture of this mythical figure, peeling away the enigmatic aura of his legacy to reveal the essence of this landmark artist. The film began in 2006 and is expected to be complete by 2014. For a limited time pledgers will have access to once in a lifetime exclusives - Everything from an invitation to a live digital premiere of the director's cut of the documentary, autographed DVDs, concert tickets, Wayne's artwork, a voice mail recording with Wayne and Esperanza Spalding, tickets to Shorter's star-studded 80th birthday party to a private dinner with Wayne and Herbie Hancock! Pledge your support now at: http://www.pledgemusic.com/wayneshorter Since 2009, PledgeMusic has become a leading international direct-to-fan company that offer artists and fans direct and unique ways for each to share in the music making experience. These campaigns have yielded seven top-40 albums to date. Some successful campaigns include The Lumineers, Ben Folds Five, Luke Bryan, Bring Me The Horizon, Rhett Miller and Rachael Yamagata, among others.